“Accident is design — and design is accident.” — T.S. Eliot
The message is clear: Sometimes stuff happens, and we just have to make it work. And sometimes — in art — it’s a bonus. If we’re open to it, happy accidents can transform an average work of art into a heart-stopping masterpiece. The hardest part is letting go — letting the properties of paint, the imperfections of canvas, or the unpredictability of mixed media create your statement for you.
Via time-lapse photography, watch this young Canadian artist allow her enamel to pool, drip, and gush over her stark white squares — letting gravity do the work. With bottles — not brushes — Amy Shakelton just trusts.
Check out the artist’s website here.